Top 20 Entrepreneurs To Look Out For In 2023
Top 20 Entrepreneurs To Look Out For In 2023
We are presenting you with a list of the top 20 entrepreneurs who are set to make an impact in the coming year. They come from all different backgrounds and have found success in a variety of fields, from technology to fashion. Whether you're just starting out or you're a seasoned entrepreneur, these are some of the most innovative and inspiring minds in the world today. Read on to learn more about these entrepreneurs and get inspired to make your own mark in the business world.
Amberly Lago is a Peak Performance Coach, TEDx Speaker, Podcaster, and a leading expert in the field of resilience and transformation. She is the best-selling author of “True Grit and Grace” and the founder of “UNSTOPPABLE Life Mastermind.”
Through her book, coaching methods, and masterminds she has curated unique tools to teach others how to tap into their superpower of resilience and elevate their lives and businesses. Amberly has most recently been featured on NBC’s The Today Show, The Doctors, Hallmark, and featured in magazines such as Shape, Fit Pregnancy, Yahoo, Forbes, USA Today, LA Style, Health Magazine, Keynote Speaker Magazine and Disability Magazine.
Anthony Joseph Abou Jaoude
Anthony Joseph AJ has been thriving as one of the influential real estate brokers, CEO of Primestay, associate director of Provident Estate, and a self-taught entrepreneur in Dubai UAE. Hailing from humble beginnings, he started his career in 2014 and since then has sold a billion-dollar worth of properties.
Like every entrepreneur, Anthony thoroughly enjoys finding creative solutions in the market and leveraging them to his best advantage. As a go-getter, he loves to challenge the status quo and constantly innovate new ways of doing things. Known for his ability to connect with people from all walks of life, impeccable marketing skills and precise understanding of the markets, his skills have led him to a versatile and premium roster of clientele in the industry. Apart from enjoying his creative endeavours as a real estate broker and entrepreneur, he has successfully authored ‘Take Charge’- #1 seller on Amazon, mentored 300 newbies through his online academy till now and elucidates them through his own experience in the field. While he continues to take every step in a quest to learn and achieve more, he believes every part of one's journey is made to be shared with others too.
As the Founder & CEO of JADED CBD, Kaelyn Nicks is trailblazing the provocative cannabis industry by bringing a fresh perspective and raising the standards in an unregulated market. Several years ago, Kaelyn had the typical stigma against cannabis. She considered herself JADED. "I was uneducated and feared becoming high," she says. Once Kaelyn tried CBD, it changed her life. "While I loved CBD, I couldn't find anything that met my standards, so I created something I'd actually use."
After years of research & thoughtful formulation, JADED CBD was born. They've become the top choice when selecting CBD for sleep and are known for their effective, tasty, and high-quality formulas. Their portfolio includes vegan CBD oil and gummies to help people quickly fall asleep, stay asleep, and wake up refreshed.
Since JADED's launch in 2020, they've expanded their product line to 10 SKUs, provided over 50,000 nights of restorative sleep, and donated 5% of profits to organizations that empower young women. "As a female entrepreneur, I am here to shatter preconceptions, overturn the status quo, and disrupt the $61B male-dominated cannabis market. JADED CBD is the first brand I've built from scratch, and ironically, I've chosen one of the most difficult and uncontrolled sectors in existence—cannabis."
Dr. Daphne Soares is the Founder and CEO of Carousel Moms Business and Leadership Coaching. With an uncanny ability to create and foresee the best in people and business, Dr.Daphnes’ work has made her indispensable globally in Business, Leadership, and NLP Coaching. With decades of experience from being in a 9-5 job to a homemaker, master’s catechist, counsellor, hypnotherapist, psychotherapist, TimeLine Therapist, international bestselling author including one with the global legend Les Brown, international speaker, and mentor.
Passionate about empowering women globally, Soares was motivated to start her own venture to help women confidently step-up and start their own business, gain financial stability, overcome self-doubt and wisely use their talents. She stepped into business after a lot of in-depth research and study on the various techniques and skills that best suit the needs of her clients. She says, “Not all clients have the same mindset and one technique doesn’t work for all. Each client is unique and special.” Dr.Daphne conducts sessions both online and in person.
Sammy Lyon got hooked on real estate totally by accident, and now runs a successful real estate business in Los Angeles, CA. Sammy first learned about real estate from a co-worker who mentioned something called "house hacking," which means you buy a property and rent out units or rooms to make it more affordable. Sammy got obsessed with all things real estate while still working in a decade-long career in education, and started investing in out of state rental properties before being able to buy a house hack in Los Angeles.
Now Sammy buys apartment buildings in LA for rental income and aims to be financially free by age 40. Sammy is a licensed realtor who helps people get into real estate investing, level up to their next property, or buy their very first home. Sammy loves working with first time homebuyers and showing people that it’s possible to buy even in expensive cities like LA!
Lately, Sammy has been scaling the realtor business by building a dedicated team of agents, and shares educational content on social media. Sammy loves being a realtor and entrepreneur, and is also still very committed to the goal of financial independence retire early (FIRE)! You can catch Sammy traveling with their family and talking endlessly about real estate at dinner with friends.
Architect specialized in interior design, photographer, columnist, lecturer and founder of MARIANGEL COGHLAN design firm. Optimistic and relentless entrepreneur, with a keen eye for color and beauty. She is constantly involved in initiatives that allow her to spread the value of design as a tool to generate a positive impact in our society.
Her creations have been published among several books, blogs, and trade magazines. He has two books of his authorship and the third is in progress. Her work and trajectory have rendered, on numerous occasions, prizes and acknowledgments. In 2020 and 2021 she was recognized by the Luxury Lifestyle Awards as Mexico’s best interior designer.
Considered among the Top 15 interior designers to follow in 2021 and 2022 by the Entrepreneurs Herald and, recently, the Sociedad Mexicana de Interioristas SMI, affiliated with the International Federation of Interior Architects/Designers IFI, awarded her the Cruz de Tolsá, a distinction for an exemplary career.
Thabiso Dakamela is a 28-year-old founder and director of Thabiso Dakamela Art Pvt. Ltd. and the head of the Thabiso Dakamela Art studios. Currently, an artist based in Johannesburg, South Africa, Thabiso is thriving as a budding contemporary visual artist and has been involved in several projects that help young and upcoming artists in the same discipline. His approaches blend different mediums and methods in his work, varying from abstract art to impressionistic and realistic art. His work has been collected worldwide and locally by many private collections including a few pieces by some notable names like the author Robin Sharma.
He aspires to grow and bring more artists into the industry, teaching them the art of discipline and selling. And with a growing art market, he aims on sharing hope and dreams, inspiring patience and grace, experiences, and also the lessons and challenges of life. Ever since he took art as a profession in 2015, he has thrived ceaselessly and aims to share every bit of the knowledge he has accumulated over the years.
Stacey Smoker is an award-winning hairstylist, national educator for a global brand and founder of Stacey Smoker Hair & Co located in New York City. It all began when six years ago, her “happy hair home” a traditional commission salon, closed abruptly. After many years of loyalty, this sent Stacey into a tailspin that, after much resistance, resulted in answering the call to salon ownership. Her mantra being “when you can’t find it, build it” and she did! So, she opened her first tiny 100 sqft studio in the heart of Chelsea, NYC. in which she doubled her income in the first year.
As the pandemic hit, instead of shying away, she leaned in and doubled down, again answering a call, this time - a call to service. She saw a need to help displaced fellow stylists and expanded into a larger multi-studio concept that has allowed her to truly “disrupt” the status quo and provide homes for her fellow displaced stylists. Since January of 2020, Stacey expended and diversified her brand 4 times- but once again she wasn’t done! She listened closely to her guests and her collective of independent stylists and knew it was time to build it “her” way and disrupt the industry once again.
Stacey is excited to launch her newest collective, an elevated beauty & lifestyle experience due to open early 2023!! Leaning into the madness of the pandemic has allowed her to build what is now heralded as the “next generation of salon business model”. Her model will bring community, independence, connectivity, beauty, and guest experience to a whole new level of lifestyle. Welcome to “The Life of Riley™”!
Susan is the brains and energy behind Mediary Marketing & Management, a social media strategy firm positioning influencers to leverage modern culture in creating authentic community. What exactly does that mean? “We help content creators grow their brand and develop beneficial partnerships, leading to success on their own terms.”
A professional singer/songwriter and a lifestyle writer for Sinclair Broadcasting, Susan became an early influencer for he purpose of promoting her music - which led her to advise other creators and eventually manage them. “It’s an honor to guide women in using their platforms to encourage and inspire others. We amplify the authentic voices of moms, or athletes, or small business owners to reach real people.” Susan continues to release music and perform, write articles, and parent two boys with her husband, Jake.
Masheal is a businesswoman and a leading photographer in the content industry and owns a private studio. She works seriously towards developing herself in her fields. She grew her work after the Corona pandemic and set out clearly towards her goal. She has a wonderful imprint in the field of renewing the display in clients’ albums.
It is working to establish a special center in the field of (augmented reality, parallel reality, and digital display methods) that works on teaching, presenting, and integrating the idea into daily life.Mashael is interested in the field of heritage and handicrafts, so a special center was established for craftsmen who are interested in Saudi heritage industries in particular.
She answers in foreign television works. She held exhibitions to display her work with photography. She also has a fan base in her community, sharing her experiences and lessons with them. Now Mashael works in the field of artificial intelligence and special inventions. Mashael is a very ambitious girl in many fields. Training and issuing lessons in its fields. As a content maker established by a production company, Masheal is interested in making films and media content
In 2017, shortly before Diana Vazalf’s second niece was born, doctors gave a lousy prognosis; it was likely that the baby girl would be born with complications. That night, she and her brother, Luis, went for a walk and promised the cosmos that if everything went well, they would work to help other people... and magic happened.
Since then, she and her brother have mixed his knowledge and experience, passion for technology and wellness, and enthusiasm for freedom to create Kosmic Tribes, a company to generate economic, physical, and mental well-being for other digital natives. Kosmic Dust, a supplement brand launched in 2022, is the first business incubated by Kosmic Tribes.
Kosmic Dust’s mission is to inspire content creators to help them find a balanced life by providing supplements that will achieve overall wellness, including physical and mental benefits. It also works for economic inclusion in a social selling program that allows them to earn money. Kosmic Dust wants to provide members of the digital tribes with the resources they need to live their best lives. Through a holistic approach, Kosmic Dust wants to encourage personal growth in every area, from financial freedom to social recognition. They want to ensure everyone has what they want without limitations.
Kristy and JJ Ortega
The dynamic duo, Kristy and JJ Ortega are single handedly revolutionizing the luxury furniture industry as we know it. Trifecta Home Furniture was created by Kristy & JJ Ortega in 2015 with the mission of providing a fresh & unique source of furniture for their design company, K&J Design Group.
After furnishing hundreds of homes across the South East it was time to establish their own brand unique to their aesthetic. “Our goal was to design our own products, maintain inventory control, and provide the best quality, unique and on-trend furniture to our clients and customers” explains JJ Ortega.
As the originators of the Furniture Warehouse Sale Concept, Trifecta Home Furniture has multiple retail locations in Georgia & Florida that are open to the public on various days throughout the month. With a growth plan to be available to everyone across the US by 2024, this powerhouse couple is the one to watch!
Ashley Nicole Byrd
Ashley Byrd, mother of 4, brings new meaning to the term “Mom-preneur”. A woman of “many hats”; Ashley is a multi-business owner and most importantly; mother. She specializes in weddings, fashion photography & brand development
When Ashley was 11 her parents enrolled her in entrepreneurship classes that taught her how the importance of having a successful business plan when starting a business. She was taught how to write it out, pitch it and make it happen. With art being her passion from birth she then started her first company ANS Photo. Ashley has since founded several business A.N.S Photography LLC, The Byrds Nests , On Point Solutions, The Canvas LA and her newest business The Content Home. Her passion is to help people understand that no business idea is too small and with the proper planning and focus it can easily be accomplished.
Ashley has recently opened a space where other creatives will be able to bring their ideas to life, expand their talents, and even learn photography under ANS Photo. She understands that her calling is so much bigger than herself and her family, and her goal is to help others like herself to walk in their purpose. Ashley Byrd is a true “Mom Boss”.
Diana Rocca is a visionary brand strategist and founder of DREROC Marketing Strategy. Classically trained coming from the corporate marketing world at companies like Google, PepsiCo, Dare Foods, and Loblaws, she knows what it takes to build a great brand. Eventually Diana’s purpose shifted and led her to entrepreneurship so that she could help business owners change their lives. DREROC helps businesses build a kick-ass brand that consumers easily say “yes” to - whether that be through corporate consulting, or coaching and courses tailored to business owners and entrepreneurs. Diana’s been a catalyst in helping her clients flourish with her trade secrets and proven methods. She’s passionately obsessed with setting her clients on the right path to building a remarkable brand for themselves, while avoiding pitfalls along the way. To put it simply, she wants to see other people win, and if she can be a part of giving them that opportunity, then she’s thrilled. Her entrepreneurial spirit is a bit of intuition, a bit of "it's in her blood," and a lot of having to do with her desire to make meaningful impacts on others so they can in turn do the same for those they serve.
Sian Gunney is a Welsh success strategist from Cardiff, residing in Toronto who loves opening doors for others. Known for her ground-breaking marketing strategies and impressive understanding of customer psychology, she has disrupted multiple industries in no time. Sian often uses individuals and small teams for executing her brand strategies and works behind the scenes to help both business brands and personal brands reach their success goals.
Sian Gunney has worked with many famous individuals helping them to realise their own personal brand potential through the art of creative content and digital marketing. Also specialising in being a trusted confidant and helping celebrities from sports and entertainment to navigate the gap between limelight and retirement by uplifting their profile and opportunities. Or by helping them realise new business success in taking to market innovative products, businesses or building legacy programmes.
In addition to that, she has also made her mark in healthcare getting dangerously effective marketing and sales breakthroughs in nutraceuticals, nutricosmetics and aesthetic medicine. Sian has created strategies and been hands on with consultancy behind the scenes of many major brands.Sian Gunney will often have a waiting list; she is very down to earth and great fun to work with.
Jacqquie Robison is the founder of WAWOS (We're All Working On Something), a multi-national nonprofit with a mission to celebrate children with neuromuscular delays and physical differences. When Jacquie became a mom, she never expected to hear "your child has cerebral palsy". It was this diagnosis that proved to be a pivotal moment for both mother and daughter. When her daughter was prescribed a walker to practice stepping and commented that people were staring but not saying hi, Jacquie challenged herself with, "How can I motivate my girl to step, AND encourage others to look beyond the device and see my incredible child?"
She created a hand-sewn walkercape with a leotard and tutu attached, and the response from her daughter was electric! Beyond that though, people began to engage with her daughter -- asking about her interest in ballet and complimenting her on the fun design.
Jacquie believed it was an idea that could make a difference for other families, and launched WAWOS to shift perception of disability, advocate access to adventure for all, and promote inclusion. The all-volunteer organization makes and gives away walkercapes for free to pediatric therapy clinics, rehabilitation hospitals, and directly to families. To-date, they're distributed more than 3500! The walkercapes spark conversation, connection, and community. Headquartered in San Francisco, CA with sister organization WAWOS Canada based in Toronto.
Shannon Antipov is an Interior Decorator located in Hinsdale, Illinois. Shannon Antipov Designs was created in 2016 and has already received awards including “Best of Houzz 2021” and was featured in Hinsdale Living Magazine. Her unique company provides full services including designing, staging, and renovating custom homes -- allowing for clients’ distinguished tastes and styles. Each project is given special attention to highlight her clients’ end goal(s) which ultimately leads to a dynamic “dream home”.
As for her personal life, Shannon started her professional career while still being an excellent mother and raising three children. Her true passion is incorporating her design scheme to compliment her clients’ visions. She takes pride in her completed projects and is inspired by her clients’ reactions. With her tight knit team, she is able to give a personal touch to every inch of her projects from start to finish.
Christine is the founder of Royal Hair, at Royal Hair we seal all hair wefts with glue also we don’t use any chemicals, perms, or hot curling irons on our hair. She offer high quality hair, no shedding, tangle free, durable, shiny & hair that will last. This is the reason why her hair is so loved at Royal Hair: She only obtain raw virgin Remy hair directly cut from ponytails, so all the cuticles are facing the same direction. (This way the hair won’t turn into a rat’s nest after you wash it She seal all hair wefts with glue, so when you are running a brush through your hair it does not leave the floor looking like someone just shaved your head… and it keeps the wefts thin to make the hair easier to weave and lay flat.
She remove any nits by hand and only use organic apple cider vinegar and organic shampoos to sanitize the hair. They do not use insecticides or harsh detergents, that stuff just damages the hair and makes your head itch like crazy! No head patting necessary. They keep it itch-free around here.
They don’t use any chemicals, perms, or hot curling irons on their hair to further prevent any damage or that crazy smell you get from those! No stinky hair here folks! All those extra measures she do make theirhair durable, shiny, and hair that will last!
Harika Yenugula is the founder of Living with Love. Growing up, sharing and caring for her dearest friends and family brought her happiness. In light of these values, She has learned how to reflect on and realign her mindset to live with purpose and belonging.
During COVID, she realized how much the world needed to be loved and cared for. Therefore, she created 'Living with Love' as a testament to spreading love into every aspect of your life. As Harika watched people confined to their homes, she saw them struggling to reconcile work, family, and goals. Healthy environments in the workplace, the home, and personal life were challenging to create. Through Living with Love, she teach her clients how to create spaces that empower them to manifest abundance through Feng Shui and other ancient wisdoms. Her work hopes to leave this world in a better place, spread ancient wisdom, and align life's source with the earth's soul.
Krisztina Krausz & Barbara Csatlós
Bayaga Design Creative Studio was founded in Budapest, Hungary in 2022 by two ladies with decades of sales and commercial, fine art, graphic and 3D design experience. Their mission is to create a new style of interior design trend. Their venture started with a passionate idea and it immediately became obvious that we have something to say to the World together.
They open new dimensions in space planning, the main goal is to decorate large wall surfaces and spacious spaces in a DIFFERENT WAY. Bayaga Design Creative Studio creates wall decorations that, on the one hand, represent their individual vision, and on the other hand, in terms of current trends, their Studio offers iconic and thematic works that are unique and stand out from the crowd. At the same time, they can say that the finished designs are stylish minimal creations in every detail. From ideas through planning to execution, they offer a complete service to their partners. Their main goal is to create unique projects based on individual needs.
These entrepreneurs are enriching their respective industries with their passion and determination. Their conscious efforts are the results why the current era of globalization is witnessing a wave of transformation.